Kingspan achieves GREENGUARD gold certification

Kingspan achieves GREENGUARD gold certification

Global insulated metal panel manufacturer Kingspan has stamped its claim as a leader in the healthy building market in North America with the recent GREENGUARD gold certification of its products. The certification took effect in August for all current polyisocyanurate...

5 steps to greener groundskeeping

5 steps to greener groundskeeping

Sustainability is more popular than ever, and forward-thinking environmental practices can no longer be ignored. As a result, many facility management executives continue to move toward sustainable landscapes as a part of an overall commitment to social responsibility in their...

Bloomberg European HQ takes advantage of integrated design, technologies

Bloomberg European HQ takes advantage of integrated design, technologies

Located in London's financial district, media company Bloomberg's European headquarters has been named the world's most sustainable office, according to a press release by project architect Foster + Partners. The designation is based on the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment...

5 ways solar serves as clean energy star

5 ways solar serves as clean energy star

Last week marked the first National Clean Energy Week. As one of the fastest-growing forms of clean energy, more and more Americans are discovering the potential of solar power. But most people may still be surprised to learn all the...

4 ways to upgrade with clean energy technologies

4 ways to upgrade with clean energy technologies

One of the best ways to protect a home purchase — whether single- or multi-family — is to invest in smart renovations. Thanks to new technology, there are a number of improvement options.

ICFs to help drive green-building market

ICFs to help drive green-building market

The global insulated concrete form market (ICF) is expected to grow 11 percent annually over the next few years, according to new research. The report by Technavio, titled “Global Insulated Concrete Form Market 2017-2021,” provides an in-depth analysis of the...

New technology could lower costs for concentrating solar power

New technology could lower costs for concentrating solar power

A new solar collector is starting a trend when it comes to concentrating solar power (CSP) technology, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. For the first time, “ganged heliostats” could be a viable option for new CSP systems. Skysun,...

Reducing duct leakage key goal of latest green-building updates

A change is imminent to green building standards that tightens regulatory guidelines for duct testing, according to an Aeroseal-sponsored webinar titled “Changing Code and the Importance of Duct Sealing” The latest version of ASHRAE 189.1, the Standard for the Design...

Toyota's Texas headquarters wins top environment award

Toyota's Texas headquarters wins top environment award

Toyota Motor North America’s (TMNA) headquarters campus in Plano, Texas, has officially achieved LEED platinum from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).  Toyota’s new campus is the largest commercial LEED platinum project in the state of Texas, to date, officials said in a release.

12 projects selected for the 2017 Education Facility Design Awards

12 projects selected for the 2017 Education Facility Design Awards

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Committee on Architecture for Education (CAE) has selected 12 projects for this year’s CAE Education Facility Design Awards. Several of this year’s winners have been noted for their green and sustainable approaches. The program...

Adobe India campus using 100% renewable energy

Adobe India has announced that its Bengaluru campus is now among the first in the state of Karnataka to meet 100 percent of its power consumption requirements through renewable energy. As part of the digital developer’s initiative, Adobe has signed...

Kimberly-Clark commits to wind in sustainability push

Kimberly-Clark commits to wind in sustainability push

Kimberly-Clark Corp., the maker of Kleenex, Huggies and Depend, plans to purchase 245 MW of output from two new wind power projects in Texas and Oklahoma, a new approach for the company in how it powers its operation. The company...

5 NFL stadiums score big on efficiency

5 NFL stadiums score big on efficiency

Football is back. September kicks off the start of another football season. And, while most fans will be focused on what’s happening on-the-field, there’s another storyline already forming off it.

Shimmering LED-studded tower focuses on sustainability in Seoul

Shimmering LED-studded tower focuses on sustainability in Seoul

American firm The Beck Group recently designed an office tower in Seoul, South Korea, that makes its focus on sustainability an asset. Known as the Harim Group Headquarters, the 86,000-square-foot tower features many energy-saving technologies, including an S-shaped recess in...

Denver to vote on 'green roof' rule for buildings

Denver to vote on 'green roof' rule for buildings

An initiative that would require many buildings in Denver to feature environment-friendly "green roof" amenities will appear on the city's ballot this November. The Denver Elections Division has confirmed that backers of the measure submitted enough petition signatures to place...

Honolulu condo project achieves historic LEED certification

Symphony Honolulu has become the first new 400-foot tall high-rise residential condominium building in Hawaii to achieve certification under the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), according to a release. Developed by OliverMcMillan, Symphony Honolulu...

Solar-ready roofs designed for new Singapore developments

Solar-ready roofs designed for new Singapore developments

The Housing Board of Singapore has reaffirming its commitment to promote sustainable living by redesigning the roofs of new blocks so solar panels can be more easily installed, officials said. As of now, 18 projects have been earmarked, including ongoing...

Planned S.C. buildings expected to make as much energy, or more, than burn

Planned S.C. buildings expected to make as much energy, or more, than burn

Every hour, the sun beams more energy onto Earth than it needs to satisfy global energy requirements for an entire year, according to National Geographic and other sources. Of course, harnessing and storing solar energy as a primary source of...

Infographic: The future of skyscrapers

National Skyscraper Day is Sept. 3.

200,000 bees on Pasadena office rooftop help species survive

You might say business is really buzzing atop a Pasadena office building. The “business” consists of four active beehives stacked neatly in twos near the east end of the roof at 1055 E. Colorado Blvd.

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